Any garden or smallholding, as a rule, gives out and pleases the owner with a sufficient quantity of water. If there is a nearby natural source or a Central water supply, the irrigation problem is simplified, but in most cases even the source of hope not. In the hot summer, when rains often leads to increased consumption of water and wells and wells no longer cope with the increased workload. In such cases it is necessary to have on site a supply of water. And here the question arises: what to store?
If possible, you can buy a medium size truck or anything like that, but it is not the way out. In addition, over time the metal rusts, contaminating the water. Much more practical and easier to make a tank out of concrete, and make it underground that does not take place on the site.
Where to start construction? First, you must determine the location and size of the future store. Given that the structure is quite time-consuming, it is not necessary to lay a very large size. Practice shows that the most optimal volume of 3.5…4 m3.
So, when the selected location on the surface of the earth drawn the contours of the pit, start digging. It is necessary to periodically monitor the verticality of the walls and the correctness of the layout. After excavation, the pit is prepared for concreting. This work is simple; however, there are some features in the installation of the formwork. It is best to use shuttering of several parts, and not install it immediately to the full height, as in this case, the possible unresponsiveness of the concrete mass and formation of voids. From this it follows that the height of the formwork must choose in which manually it is possible to compact the concrete. This is typically 500…600 mm Simplified the formwork can be performed by driving against a wall at the bottom of the pit stakes for which infest the leaves of iron.